Jun 19, 2013; Boston, IL, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) reacts after giving up the game-winning goal to Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (not pictured) during the overtime period in game four of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Harry How/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Knee Jerk Reaction: Chicago Blackhawks Vs. Boston Bruins In Game 4 – Overtime

Somewhere in the back of my mind I hear a certain Whitesnake song playing. Here we go again into overtime. Here are some of my knee jerk reactions to the overtime period between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins.

If there is anything that this game is definitely not is boring.

In terms of penalties, this period was pretty calm. Well, at least I would hope so considering that for the first time this game, there were no penalties assessed in the period.

The Shots on Goal in the extra time were much more balanced than the other periods. This period they anted up to 6-5 still in favor of the Blackhawks.

This brings the total Shots on Goal for the Game to 47-33 Chicago. Like I said in my previous post, in most cases I would favor quality over quantity any day; however, I think in this situation, it is exactly the opposite that ultimately led the Hawks to victory.

As I touched on before in my previous post, the key to the Blackhawks getting past Tuukka Rask tonight has been constant pressure. You have to be in the right place at the right time ready to pull the trigger when the rebound comes your way.

A good example of this can be seen in Brent Seabrook’s overtime, game-winning goal. Video courtesy of NHL.com.

Now that the Hawks have this series all tied up at 2, they will head back to the Madhouse on Madison for Game 5. It truly is anyone’s series at this point.

Do you think the Hawks will be able to maintain the momentum and regain the lead in the series, or do you think the Bruins will regroup and put a halt to the Hawks forward movement? Sound off in the comments below and let us know.


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